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The final section of the Plagiarism Tutorial is a 10 question quiz that will test your ability to detect and avoid plagiarism.

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1. Which of the following IS considered plagiarism:

A. Changing a few words in a sentence and using it as your own
B. Copying a unique phrase without giving the original author credit
C. Piecing together ideas from more than one source without citing the original sources
D. All of the above are plagiarism
E. None of the above are plagiarism


2. You need to cite copied sections of someone else's work if:

A. It was on the Internet.
B. It is a scholarly research article.
C. Your friend wrote it.
D. You need to cite all of the above
E. You do not need to cite any of the above.


3. It is acceptable to copy various forms of multimedia, such as charts, graphs, photographs, videos, audio files if:

A. They are found in your textbook for class.
B. They are on the Internet.
C. They illustrate a point in your paper.
D. Only if you cite the original source.


4. Acceptable paraphrasing is: 

A. Synthesizing the original passage and writing it in your own words.
B. Changing the sentence order of the original passage
C. Replacing certain words from the original passage.


5. The penalties for plagiarism at Saint Michael's College include:

A. Failing an assignment.
B. Failing a course.
C. Being expelled from school.
D. All of the above.


6. You do NOT need to cite:

A. Information from the Internet.
B. A well known fact
C. A talk your friend gave that you used in your paper.


7.  Under certain circumstances it is acceptable to buy or borrow a paper and turn it in as your own

A. True
B. False

 

 

8.  Which of the following does NOT need to be cited:

A. Common knowledge.
B. A website from which you got an idea for your paper.
C. A quote from your favorite TV show that you used in your paper.

 

 

9. What, if anything, is wrong with the following paraphrase:

Original Passage from: Lebo, Harlan. The Godfather Legacy. New York: Fireside, 1997.

Superficially, The Godfather was a pulp novel about sex, violence, and crime in America's gangland underworld. But at its core were solid storytelling and vivid characters.

Paraphrase:

The Godfather seemed to be a pulp novel about sex, violence, and crime in the American mafia. On a deeper level, the novel is a tightly woven epic story of life with dynamic characters (Lebo 5).

A. Did not cite the original source.
B. A portion of the paraphrase is a direct quote and should be in quotations.
C. Follows the original passage too closely and should be rewritten.
D. Nothing is wrong with this passage.

 
 
10. What, if anything, is wrong with the following paraphrase:

Original Passage from: Wiegand, W. A. (1998). Introduction: theoretical foundations for analyzing print culture as agency and practice in diverse modern America. In J. Danky & W. Wiegand (Eds.), Print culture in a diverse America. Urbana & Chicago: U. of Illinois Press.

For the past five hundred years, most of humankind has been informed by print. In the United States, for example, all people in America's multicultural and multiclass society have for two centuries used or been influenced by print.

Paraphrase:

People worldwide have been influenced by print for more than five hundred years. For more than two hundred years in the United States, "America's multicultural and multiclass society" has been informed by print (Wiegand, 1).

A. Did not cite the original source.
B. A portion of the paraphrase is a direct quote and should be in quotations.
C. Follows the original passage too closely.
D. All of the above.
E. Nothing is wrong with this passage

 
 
Please review the Plagiarism Tutorial for any questions you answered incorrectly